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5 things you need to know Tuesday

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:01

The biggest and most buzzworthy news to start your morning.

       

Fast-food workers to strike again here, in 100 other cities

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:01
The organizers say fast-food workers — who are seeking a $15 hourly wage — will go on strike at restaurants in more than 100 cities, including Seattle, and engage in sit-ins in more than a dozen cities.

Iliad seeks allies to sweeten offer for T-Mobile

Seattle Times Headlines - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:01
Iliad’s previous cash offer of $33 per share, or $15 billion, for a 56.6 percent stake in T-Mobile, was rejected as too low a month ago.

Low-carb diets: Studies differ on whether they are best

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 12:00

New ammo for those who say low-carb is superior and those who say many diets can work.

       

Capital Download: Hopes, then civil war in South Sudan

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:49

The first U.S. ambassador in the newest nation saw hopes, then civil war in South Sudan.

       

NYC police boss defends response in custody death

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:47
NEW YORK (AP) — It appears police officers behaved appropriately when they put a protective body wrap on a drug user who later died in custody, New York City's police commissioner said Monday.

In a quick reversal, Bryan Walters back on the Seahawks roster while Phil Bates waived

Seattle Seahawks - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:46
Bryan Walters to give Seahawks depth returning punts and kickoffs
Categories: Sports Center

Washington State University Vancouver set to fete 25th

Washington State News Wire - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:36
Washington State University Vancouver celebrates its 25th anniversary Saturday with tours, music, art and more.

Outrage over Point Breeze store allegedly selling BB guns to children

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:32

Outrage over Point Breeze store allegedly selling BB guns to childrenProtesters in Philadelphia's Point Breeze neighborhood are outraged over a corner store that they say is illegally selling BB guns to children.


Princeton worker told to choose medical pot or job

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:31

Don DeZarn says Princeton officials told him he couldn't use medicinal marijuana.

       

Poll shows surge in support for Scottish independence

USAToday.com Top Stories - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:30

Pro-independence support reaches 47% ahead of Sept. 18 referendum.

       

White Pass - 9/1/2014 7:56:01 PM

White Pass Report - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:26
White Pass US12
9/1/2014 7:56:01 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Westbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

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Satus Pass - 9/1/2014 7:46:13 PM

Satus Pass Report - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:26
Satus Pass US97
9/1/2014 7:46:13 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Stevens Pass - 9/1/2014 7:57:14 PM

Stevens Pass Report - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:26
Stevens Pass US2
9/1/2014 7:57:14 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
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Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Construction is occurring at multiple locations on the pass and delays are possible during working hours.

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Blewett Pass - 9/1/2014 7:47:21 PM

Blewett Pass Report - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:26
Blewett Pass US97
9/1/2014 7:47:21 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Northbound:
No restrictions

Restrictions Southbound:
No restrictions

Conditions:
Pass is open. Should adverse weather or impacts to travel occur, updates will be provided promptly as details are available.

Weather:


Snoqualmie Pass - 9/1/2014 7:45:29 PM

Snoqualmie Pass Report - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:26
Snoqualmie Pass I-90
9/1/2014 7:45:29 PM

Temperature: Not Available

Restrictions Eastbound:
Refer to conditions and weather column for current restriction information

Restrictions Westbound:
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Conditions:
Rock blasting closures scheduled Tuesday through Thursday at 7 p.m. lasting for one hour or more. During blasts crews will close I-90 eastbound at Gold Creek milepost 56 and westbound at Price Creek milepost 61. There are no services past Exit 53 eastbound or past Exit 70 westbound during blast closures.

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Atlantic City's Revel casino starts closing after 2 years

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:25

Atlantic City's $2.4B Revel casino closes for good Tuesday morningThe most spectacular and costly failure in Atlantic City's 36-year history of casino gambling begins to play out Monday when the $2.4 billion Revel Casino Hotel empties its hotel.


Fast-food workers to launch intensified protests across U.S.

Yahoo! National News - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:24

Demonstrators chant in the driveway during a protest at the McDonald's headquarters in Oak BrookThe protests, announced on Twitter by organizer Fight For 15, come as cities across the nation propose minimum wage increases while Democrats seek to raise the federal minimum wage ahead of this year's mid-term congressional elections. Fast food workers have launched a series of protests over the last nearly two years to bring awareness to their demands, which include the right to unionize without retaliation. In one of the last major actions, restaurant workers launched rallies in 150 cities, including Boston, Chicago, New York and Miami in May. This time, organizers are staging walkouts in more than 100 cities and plan to use nonviolent civil disobedience tactics such as sit-ins, The New York Times reported.


First look: Eastern Washington Eagles

WA Huskies - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 11:16
Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Huskies (noon Saturday at Husky Stadium; Pac-12 Networks)
Categories: Sports Center